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Fox News goes Ironic

The Fox News website posts a “No Spin Poll” asking “What is the most biased news outlet in America?” and gives four choices. Ironically, none of the choices is Fox News itself:

from eyje.

The choices are the New York Times, MSNBC, Associated Press, and NPR. Gee, I guess they forgot the Washington Post!



  1. Fractal wrote:

    Click on my name for a chance to set this vote right. make sure to + the question so it goes to the front page 🙂

    Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 7:17 am | Permalink
  2. richard wrote:

    Actually if you watch Fox News you will see both sides of the isle represented. As for their view leaning to the right… it would appear they are not only right but correct! Looking at his cabinet the next four years will be a disaster… I guess the “change” he was talking about was to change back to the Clinton years. Too bad.. Like so many others I believed him. The crooks that got us into this trouble are back in power once again… Does anyone remember “the contract with America” two years ago…? The Dems have breached their “contract” and their contract should be cancelled.

    Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 9:01 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    hee hee, both sides of the aisle. Fox News is where you can here both conservative Democrats and conservative Republicans, from both sides of the aisle!

    Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 2:03 pm | Permalink
  4. Love the site bro, but this one is a FAIL…

    this is not from “the Fox News website”, it is from Bill O’Reilly’s show the O’Reilly Factor (which titles itself as “the no spin zone”, hence the title of the poll). The shows page is on but is not a product of Fox’s News output as it is an editorial/analysis show, thus making your setup and description inaccurate and dishonest (just as its dishonest to claim the NY Times is a liberal news outlet because their opinion section is made of partisan liberals and only one right-of-center author).

    If you want to take editorial bias into account on what makes a news network biased then MSNBC is the clear empirical winner as they are farther hack-left than fox is hack-right. look at their prime time lineup:


    1) Shepard Smith – left of center but doesn’t air it constantly as others
    2) Bill O’Reilly – right of center but not a hack. airs and frequently debates both sides.
    3) Sean Hannity – total fucking hack who never takes even a moderate position and only has ONE democrat/liberal on per hour-long show.
    4) Greta Van Sustren – liberal that airs both sides regularly.


    1) Ed Shultz: partisan liberal hack that has 1 conservative on per hour long show.
    2) Chris Mathews: left of center Democrat, but frequently debates both sides.
    3) Keith Olbermann: total fucking hack who never takes even a moderate position and airs ZERO conservatives to debate or discuss with ever.
    4) Rachel Maddow: partisan liberal who has 1 conservative on per show.

    Ironic? notsomuch…………

    Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 3:47 pm | Permalink
  5. marc peterson wrote:

    wake up oh sleepy heads they are all the same ilk, politicians and thier mouth piece tv ANCHORS away my boy anchor away downhill.. they lie to achive the big business agenda in America.

    Monday, September 28, 2009 at 9:34 am | Permalink
  6. Mike wrote:
    The whole problem with your comparison is that FOXNews is constantly trying to present itself as an actual non-biased news network when it’s anything but. At least MSNBC lets you know that it’s political commentary. FOXNew’s whole slogan “Fair and Balanced” is a misnomer at best, and willfully misrepresantive at worst.

    Monday, September 28, 2009 at 3:31 pm | Permalink
  7. Ok Slim wrote:

    Fox will bring to light things that no other media outlet will.

    Yes they are right of center but they constantly offer to let the other side voice their opinion.

    Everyone hates O’reilly but his pre election interview with Obama was probably the best one done.

    Left wingers don’t want to hear anything that differs from their opinion. I am not a republican but a conservative and I actually listen to the left on talk radio every day. It just solidifies my opinon of progressive liberals.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 7:02 pm | Permalink
  8. josh wrote:

    Whether someone is consistently partisan left or right is irrelevant. What is relevant is which side of each individual issue the facts back up.

    You will notice a significant difference between liberal and conservative media. If you watch the left leaning shows, most will back up each assertion with evidence and logic. People like O Reilly or Limbaugh, well they simply make shit up. They consistently lie and in general distort the facts in order to deceive.

    Drunk the reason that no conservatives go on a show like olbermann’s is because they know his argument would completely destroy them and they would not be able to respond. The reason why very few libs go on a show like o reilly’s is because they know they will only be a few sentences in to explaining their position before he begins to shout government takeover higher taxes and cuts their mic. (I’m exaggerating but not by much)

    The only reason to make up something like death panels is if you have NO other legitimate argument! You do not compare someone to a nazi or communist unless you know you have nothing to back up your claims that actually pertain to the issue being discussed. In the end they have nothing of substance; they do not want a reasonable debate because they know they will lose, so they resort to fear tactics and xenophobia. A tactic as old as the human species itself but if it works…

    The underlying issue is that corporations own all republicans, a majority of democrats, fox news and other various media outlets. It is the extremely rich in this country that truly make our policies.
    Take healthcare for instance. There are tens of millions of uninsured; we pay more for them anyway in emergency room visits because they didn’t get cheaper preventative care in the first place. An additional government OPTION the goal of which is to provide affordable healthcare and completion as opposed to the current single option of a private insurance the goal of which is to make as much money as possible to pay stockholders and executives and which make more money if they find a way to deny you treatment or deny based on pre existing conditions. Hmm…who do you trust more?

    Even if not letting poor people die wasn’t the right thing to do, it makes sense to do it just for the financial well being of the taxpayers who are obviously getting the short end of the stick. And yet one may ask why are republicans so strongly against it? It couldn’t possibly be the millions in campaign contributions from the health industry every year. Right?

    And while healthcare is just one issue, it is representative of nearly all of them. The fact is republicans and the so called moderate right are bought and along with their masters have been robbing this country under the guise of patriotism, values, and fiscal conservatism for a long time. And in a final sad twist of irony the very conservative working class people that buy into this propaganda are generally the ones getting raped the hardest by the current system. Of course one of the things that enables this is the piss poor education system, one of the worst of industrialized countries, and the nation of retards it is producing in the U.S. but that’s another discussion.

    Point is just because there are 2 parties in this country doesn’t mean each issue is 50/50. Indeed it just so happens that the left is correct on most issues. Again is something wrong if it is partisan but also a fact? To get back to the topic of discussion, if the media indeed is liberal as many claim, it’s simply because reality does in fact have a liberal bias.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Permalink
  9. doug wrote:

    no one has said it better than colbert (to then president bush): “the truth has a liberal bias.”

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:33 am | Permalink
  10. Ok Slim wrote:

    Josh likes to hear himself talk. Too bad he doesn’t have know what he is talking about

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 6:08 pm | Permalink
  11. Basta wrote:

    I’m not sure I’d call this irony. More like propaganda–should say “left-biased” and I’d be fine with it. MSNBC is the worst offender on the list (listening to Keith Olbermann makes me cry inside). I’ve no gripes with NPR, though–at least they’re not inflammatory and hateful (yes, hateful) like Keith.

    The truth isn’t liberally biased, because there’s no such thing as “truth”… that’s the fallacy of both parties. It’s time everybody stopped standing up for truth and started doing things because it would be of the greatest benefit to those who most deserve benefit. That’s why capitalism has worked all these years.

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Permalink
  12. Iron Knee wrote:

    There might not be such a thing as truth, but there sure is such a thing as lies.

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Permalink
  13. Jim Scott wrote:

    I was a conservative Democrat but became disappointed with the Party, then I was a conservative Republican but became disappointed with the Party but I’m still a conservative so I find Fox News and conservative talk radio more accurate on the whole. I’ve quit watching the ‘old media'(except Lou Dobbs on CNN) as the bias never goes away. The mainstream media and most newspapers don’t even try to hide their liberal bias so I have to turn to the alternative media to ferret out what is really happening in our government. The press is supposed to have an adversary relationship with whatever administration is in power but they’ve given Obama a pass even though his background, associations, political appointments and truthfulness are highly suspect. As bad as Bush was, and he was really bad the last term, Obama has surpassed him in dishonesty. So much for healing and transparency.

    Friday, October 2, 2009 at 6:58 pm | Permalink
  14. Gerry wrote:

    We can blame the media, the politicians or whoever till hell freezes over but nothing will change until the people responsible for our national mess take responsibility and do something to make positive change happen. In a nutshell, it is us the people who consistently vote for style over substance, popularity over effectiveness and put into office those who promise the most rather than those who will make the tough choices to lead our nation out of our national quagmire. We fall for fancy speeches and glib tongues faster than we do for tongues that give us the cold hard truth we need to hear and then bemoan the outcome. Until such time as we realize we are responsible for the mess and do something about it, our country will continue to deteriorate to that of what we now call the 3rd world.

    Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 6:48 am | Permalink
  15. Daniel wrote:

    Fox went to court to protect their right to deceive viewers.

    This is an old story but particularly telling. In arguing the case in question, Fox News never even bothered to assert that it did not knowingly and deliberately attempt to misrepresent the facts, only that they are perfectly within their first amendment rights to do so.

    Friday, July 9, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

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